Alejandro Escovedo Live at Continental Club on 2011-03-29
Alejandro Escovedo & The Sensitive Boys
29 March 2011
1. This Bed Is Getting Crowded
3. Tender Heart
4. Chelsea Hotel '78
5. My Name Is Horizontal
6. Too Many Tears*
7. Sister Lost Soul
8. Sensitive Boys-> Band Intros
10. Miss You
11. Beast Of Burden
*New song played especially for this show.
This show is particularly meaningful as the performance was only 4 days after Mike’s wife Lajuan passed away after a very short, and a very brave, battle with cancer. As you’ll hear, Alejandro dedicates “Sister Lost Soul” and “Sensitive Boys” to Mike and his daughter, Jenny. Both Mike and Jenny were at the show, surrounded by the love of friends and their “Austin family”.
At the beginning of “Sister Lost Soul”, Alejandro starts the song and then has to stop briefly to compose himself before starting the song again. Alejandro was best man when Mike and Lajuan were married on the banks of the Blanco River in Wimberley TX.
As with nearly every performance, Alejandro and Boys play with a tremendous amount of energy and emotion. This night, however, must have been a difficult night for everyone involved. The intensity of the performance is quite evident from the very moment the band hits the stage.
It was recorded by Big Ben Richardson. Big Ben works sound at The Continental Club in addition to being Alejandro’s tour manager. He also does FOH sound for all of their road shows when not touring with his own band “Grady.”
The linage would therefore be something like soundboard>unknown>cdr>foobar>flac (level 5). I used Trader’s Little Helper to create the checksums and torrent.
Thanks as always to Mike for the recordings and for all he does for us!
Collection AlejandroEscovedoBand/Artist Alejandro EscovedoVenue Continental ClubLocation Austin, TXSource SoundboardLineage SBD-> unknown recorder-> CD-> wave=> flacTaped by Big Ben RichardsonTransferred by Big Ben Richardson
August 29, 2012
Tags are off
The file tagging is off by one track. 1st is 'March 2011', followed by 'This Bed...'; then all tracks are off by one.
June 20, 2012
Many thanks for sharing this on LMA. That is actually my (slightly altered) narrative from when I posted the show to dimeadozen. I was successful posting @ dime but, try as I might, I was never successful in posting it here. Never could find a name for the files that worked. Thanks for seeing that it finally did see daylight here. Even more thanks to Big Ben for taping the show! You did a stellar job!! And thanks always to my friend Mike.
June 19, 2012
A great concert
After listening and listening I think it is one of the best concerts of Alejandro I ever listened to. It has an intensity never heard before. A real great performance of one of the greatest artists I know